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Also traded in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.18
NAS:COST's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
64% of the 369 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. NAS:COST: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:COST' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 1.33 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.18
0.08
5.83
Equity to Asset 0.34
NAS:COST's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
65% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. NAS:COST: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:COST' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.34
0.3
0.54
Interest Coverage 27.14
NAS:COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
59% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.49 vs. NAS:COST: 27.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 26.8 Max: 129.33
Current: 27.14
16.45
129.33
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 5.92
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
7.36%
22.31%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.08
NAS:COST's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. NAS:COST: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:COST' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 2.73 Max: 3.12
Current: 3.08
2.49
3.12
Net-margin (%) 1.98
NAS:COST's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. NAS:COST: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:COST' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.05
Current: 1.98
1.52
2.05
ROE (%) 21.43
NAS:COST's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.52 vs. NAS:COST: 21.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:COST' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 13.42 Max: 21.43
Current: 21.43
11.3
21.43
ROA (%) 6.93
NAS:COST's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. NAS:COST: 6.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:COST' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 6.36 Max: 7.15
Current: 6.93
5.09
7.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 23.62
NAS:COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.78 vs. NAS:COST: 23.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:COST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 21.36 Max: 24.66
Current: 23.62
17.27
24.66
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 5.20
NAS:COST's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. NAS:COST: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:COST' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 10.1 Max: 14.9
Current: 5.2
5.2
14.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.50
NAS:COST's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NAS:COST: 8.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:COST' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.7 Max: 15.3
Current: 8.5
6
15.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 11.30
NAS:COST's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. NAS:COST: 11.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:COST' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 11.3 Max: 22.5
Current: 11.3
2.4
22.5
» NAS:COST's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-09-29)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

COST Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Rogers 14,063 sh (+279.47%)
Ken Fisher 5,119 sh (+14.44%)
Mairs and Power 3,138 sh (+12.15%)
Tom Russo 6,295 sh (+11.32%)
Ruane Cunniff 765,336 sh (+5.89%)
Jeff Auxier 11,450 sh (+0.01%)
Jim Chanos 1,700 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie 1,760 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
Ron Baron 15,692 sh (-0.24%)
Jim Chanos 60,115 sh (-4.76%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,173,956 sh (-9.44%)
Chris Davis 3,006,971 sh (-12.04%)
Jim Simons 649,400 sh (-44.06%)
Mario Gabelli 51,825 sh (-47.10%)
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Q4 2015

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeremy Grantham 1,220,783 sh (+3.99%)
John Rogers 14,063 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,295 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 11,450 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 2,966,545 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ruane Cunniff 740,722 sh (-3.22%)
Ron Baron 15,152 sh (-3.44%)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (-7.65%)
Jim Simons 596,000 sh (-8.22%)
Mario Gabelli 47,445 sh (-8.45%)
Lee Ainslie 1,610 sh (-8.52%)
Chris Davis 2,663,678 sh (-11.42%)
Ken Fisher 3,814 sh (-25.49%)
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Q1 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Steven Cohen 265,800 sh (New)
John Burbank 34,973 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,110,213 sh (+86.28%)
John Rogers 14,834 sh (+5.48%)
Ken Fisher 3,915 sh (+2.65%)
Tom Russo 6,391 sh (+1.53%)
Jeff Auxier 11,551 sh (+0.88%)
Spiros Segalas 3,011,305 sh (+1.51%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,220 sh (-0.47%)
Ron Baron 14,983 sh (-1.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 693,177 sh (-6.42%)
Chris Davis 2,328,833 sh (-12.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 932,083 sh (-23.65%)
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Q2 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 24,120 sh (New)
John Rogers 37,970 sh (+155.97%)
John Burbank 45,552 sh (+30.25%)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (+1.96%)
Jeff Auxier 11,552 sh (+0.01%)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ron Baron Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 870,875 sh (-6.57%)
Chris Davis 2,112,981 sh (-9.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 628,312 sh (-9.36%)
Ken Fisher 3,406 sh (-13.00%)
Mario Gabelli 39,024 sh (-17.36%)
Jim Simons 337,700 sh (-69.58%)
Spiros Segalas 2,889,210 sh (-4.05%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores
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Traded in other countries:COST.Argentina, COWC34.Brazil, COST.Chile, CTO.Germany, COST.Mexico,
Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses. The Company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

Costco Wholesale Corp was incorporated in Washington and started operations in 1983. The Company and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses and offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories. The Company's online business operates websites in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Mexico. The category of items sold includes Food including dry and institutionally packaged foods, Sundries including snack foods, candy, tobacco, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies, Hardlines including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, garden and patio, and office supplies, Fresh Food including meat, produce, deli, and bakery, Softlines including apparel, small appliances, and home furnishings, and Ancillary and Other including gas stations, pharmacy, food court, and optical. Ancillary businesses within or next to its warehouses provide expanded products and services and encourage members to shop more frequently. The ancillary businesses in operation include Food Courts, Photo Processing Centers, Optical Dispensing Centers, Pharmacies, Hearing-Aid Centers, Gas Stations and warehouses. Its trademarks include Costco Wholesale and its private label brand, Kirkland Signature. Marketing activities generally include community outreach programs to local businesses in new and existing markets and direct mail to prospective new members. Ongoing promotional programs relate to coupon mailers. The Company competes with warehouse club operations across the U.S. and Mexico Wal-Mart's Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale Club. In addition, it competes with global, national and regional wholesalers and retailers, including supermarkets, supercenters, department and specialty stores, gasoline stations, and internet retailers. Competitors such as Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's and Amazon.com are among its general merchandise retail competitors. It also competes with operators selling a single category or narrow range of merchandise, such as Lowe's, Home Depot, Office Depot, PetSmart, Staples, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, and Best Buy.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 27.84
COST's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.13 vs. COST: 27.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
COST' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.54 Max: 31.89
Current: 27.84
14.33
31.89
Forward P/E 24.88
COST's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.02 vs. COST: 24.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.84
COST's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
72% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COST: 27.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
COST' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.54 Max: 31.89
Current: 27.84
14.33
31.89
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 31.48
COST's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.99 vs. COST: 31.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
COST' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 25.75 Max: 40.99
Current: 31.48
16.5
40.99
P/B 5.59
COST's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. COST: 5.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
COST' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.09 Max: 6.76
Current: 5.59
1.85
6.76
P/S 0.57
COST's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. COST: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
COST' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.57
0.24
0.63
PFCF 34.58
COST's PFCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.73 vs. COST: 34.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
COST' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.06  Med: 31.31 Max: 115.92
Current: 34.58
14.06
115.92
POCF 14.48
COST's POCF is ranked lower than
69% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 10.61 vs. COST: 14.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
COST' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 13.42 Max: 18.61
Current: 14.48
7.93
18.61
EV-to-EBIT 17.18
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. COST: 17.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 13.9 Max: 19.8
Current: 17.18
8.2
19.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.95
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. COST: 12.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 10.6 Max: 15.2
Current: 12.95
6.1
15.2
PEG 2.85
COST's PEG is ranked lower than
62% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. COST: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
COST' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.39 Max: 3.62
Current: 2.85
1.24
3.62
Shiller P/E 37.70
COST's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. COST: 37.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
COST' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.56  Med: 33.66 Max: 44.36
Current: 37.7
18.56
44.36
Current Ratio 0.97
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. COST: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.97
0.94
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.45
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.72 vs. COST: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.5 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.45
0.15
0.66
Days Inventory 32.81
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.73 vs. COST: 32.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.51  Med: 29.73 Max: 32.81
Current: 32.81
28.51
32.81
Days Sales Outstanding 4.02
COST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. COST: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.43  Med: 3.9 Max: 4.32
Current: 4.02
3.43
4.32
Days Payable 31.48
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 43.35 vs. COST: 31.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.03  Med: 31.59 Max: 33.14
Current: 31.48
30.03
33.14

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.14
COST's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. COST: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
COST' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.14
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout 0.31
COST's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
53% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. COST: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
COST' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.38
Current: 0.31
0.16
0.38
Dividend Growth (3y) 13.60
COST's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
70% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. COST: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
COST' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.5 Max: 40.1
Current: 13.6
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield 1.20
COST's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
76% of the 411 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. COST: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.23
COST's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. COST: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
COST' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 2.06 Max: 3.21
Current: 2.23
1.55
3.21
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.40
COST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. COST: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
COST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.1  Med: -0.4 Max: 2.9
Current: -0.4
-4.1
2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.62
COST's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. COST: 5.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
COST' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 3.12 Max: 6.54
Current: 5.62
2.01
6.54
Price/Projected FCF 2.25
COST's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 211 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. COST: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
COST' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.86 Max: 7.95
Current: 2.25
1.02
7.95
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.92
COST's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
78% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. COST: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
COST's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. COST: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
COST' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 1 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.26
0.46
1.78
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.16
COST's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. COST: 3.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
COST' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.3 Max: 3.27
Current: 3.16
1.34
3.27
Price/Graham Number 2.64
COST's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. COST: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
COST' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.86 Max: 3.18
Current: 2.64
1.18
3.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.80
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. COST: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 7.2 Max: 12.1
Current: 5.8
5
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 11.49
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 224 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.19 vs. COST: 11.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
COST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.2  Med: 13.1 Max: 15.5
Current: 11.49
11.2
15.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $117,937
EPS (TTM) $ 5.30
Beta0.83
Short Percentage of Float1.93%
52-Week Range $138.57 - 169.73
Shares Outstanding (Mil)438.07

Analyst Estimate

Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Revenue (Mil $) 118,419 127,679 137,099
EPS ($) 5.35 6.02 6.76
EPS w/o NRI ($) 5.35 6.02 6.76
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
7.57%
Dividends Per Share ($) 1.70 1.88 2.09
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